100 episodes

Emily Kennedy built an AI company from the ground up to fight sex trafficking, enabling the recovery of thousands of victims worldwide.

But beyond founding a company, she learned firsthand about the burnout and mental struggles that come along with hustle culture.

She interviews CEOs and founders about how they built their businesses, and how they maintain their mental health and wellbeing so they can do good while living their best life.

The Empower Podcast with Emily Kennedy Emily Kennedy

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 51 Ratings

Emily Kennedy built an AI company from the ground up to fight sex trafficking, enabling the recovery of thousands of victims worldwide.

But beyond founding a company, she learned firsthand about the burnout and mental struggles that come along with hustle culture.

She interviews CEOs and founders about how they built their businesses, and how they maintain their mental health and wellbeing so they can do good while living their best life.

    111 Setting Boundaries in Work & Life with Lisa Thee

    111 Setting Boundaries in Work & Life with Lisa Thee

    Today’s episode is all about BOUNDARIES. Whether boundaries are good or bad, have we ever regretted creating a boundary, people-pleasing and other things that keep us from setting boundaries, and some examples of how we set boundaries in work—especially in both remote work and social impact work which can be all-encompassing to our lives.

    • 33 min
    110 Trafficking Survivor Eliza Bleu Taking on Big Tech

    110 Trafficking Survivor Eliza Bleu Taking on Big Tech

    Eliza Bleu is a human trafficking survivor who is taking on big tech.

    Today we talk about:
    Why she decided to go public as a trafficking survivor and advocate
    How she’s taking on Twitter for hosting child sexual abuse material
    Ideas on how to handle the Wild West of the Internet (taking down websites, the role of policy and government, censorship etc.)

    It's a fascinating conversation. Enjoy!

    • 47 min
    109 The Outdoors Is For Everyone with Antoinette Lee Toscano

    109 The Outdoors Is For Everyone with Antoinette Lee Toscano

    Today we talk with Antoinette Lee Toscano about… 

    The leadership lesson she learned in the military leading a male-only unit in Korea
    Why you don’t have to give up your femininity to be a good leader
    How she went to her first kayaking lesson with her walker and service dog in tow, and 
    How she is bringing diversity and inclusion into outdoor sports

    • 30 min
    108 Five Reasons You Can’t Say Yes To Everyone

    108 Five Reasons You Can’t Say Yes To Everyone

    If you find yourself overcommitted, stressed, resentful, or just need some encouragement on why saying “no” doesn’t make you a bad person, this episode is for you!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    107 Working with Canada’s Most Powerful Woman & Becoming a Lifelong Learner with Cecilia Pang

    107 Working with Canada’s Most Powerful Woman & Becoming a Lifelong Learner with Cecilia Pang

    Today we talk with Cecilia Pang about being a lifelong learner, what she learned working alongside Canada’s most powerful woman, and her process of tackling unplanned life events, such as when her lung unexpectedly collapsed a few years ago.

    • 50 min
    106 The Pregnancy Episode: How It’s Been Going, Challenging Symptoms, & My Favorite Things

    106 The Pregnancy Episode: How It’s Been Going, Challenging Symptoms, & My Favorite Things

    Today is all about my pregnancy! I share my symptoms throughout this pregnancy by week, what it’s been like, and my favorite things that are helping me navigate this time with more ease. 

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Ebetz ,

Inspiring, motivating and interesting

I love this podcast - the variety of topics and guests that Emily covers is refreshing and inspiring. I always leave motivated to make change either personally, professionally or globally!

Tmox2011 ,

Incredible and inspirational!

The Empower Podcast features an amazing and diverse group of guests - I find myself inspired by their stories every time I listen! Emily is such an inspiring person in her own right and serves as an incredibly thoughtful and insightful host! This podcast is well worth a listen!!

megan@podcastingyou ,

LOVE This Podcast!!!!

So glad I found this podcast! Emily does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests she brings on are so inspiring. I would recommend this show to anyone!

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